Happy New Year everyone! ‘New Year, New Me’ is the most common phrase you hear when the New Year starts. People make New Year’s resolutions and vow to change, go to the gym, stop doing something, start doing something, etc. In reality most of these resolutions are broken within the first 2 weeks of the month, yet is a continuous cycle every year make a resolution, break it, do the same year and year again. Of course, this is not the case for everyone in the World but is an extremely common pattern.
Historical Tidbits in January
Some interesting historical tidbits that occurred in January are: George Washington unveiled the Grand Union Flag on January 1, 1776, Ireland was added to Great Britain by an Act of Union creating the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on January 1, 1801, on January 10 in 1920, the League of Nations officially came into existence, President Eisenhower broke off diplomatic relations with Cuba on January 3 in 1961 two years after Fidel Castro had seized power, and on January 8, 1982, AT&T was broken up as a monopoly.
January Birthdays of Well-known Individuals
Paul Revere; Patriot of the American Revolution was born on January 1, 1735, Betsy Ross; a woman who designed the first U.S. flag celebrated her birthday on January 1 also, Marilyn Manson and Bradley Cooper share their January 5 birthday, President Richard Nixon was born on January 9, 1913, theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking celebrates his birthday on January 8, Founding Father of the U.S. Benjamin Franklin’s birthday is on January 17 the same day as boxing legend Mohammed Ali, and composer Wolfgang Mozart was born on January 27 in 1756… Happy birthday to all of you who celebrate your birthday in January! At American Language Services (AML-Global), we have been celebrating the New Year and our wonderful clients.
Interesting Interpreting & Translation Projects Completed in January
We recently completed an interesting interpreting project for Starkey Hearing Technologies; a company who develops and manufactures hearing aids. The project was a conference lasting 3 days in a Las Vegas hotel. 6 different languages were needed for interpretation; Mandarin, Spanish, French, Korean, Japanese and German as well as a full array of equipment including sound reduction booths, portable headsets and receivers and on-site technicians. The conference was a huge success.
At the beginning of January, for Scruples Professional Salon Products, Inc. AML-Global were able to translate numerous documents from English into Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Japanese and Korean. We were able to turn this around quickly and accurately, the project went very well.
Another interesting translation project was for the State Bar of California. For the State bar we were able to provide translations of several legal important documents. These documents had to be translated from English into Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Khmer and Korean as well as from Simplified and Traditional Chinese into English. All translations were perfect and ensured the project success. Throughout the many years of the State Bar of California being a client, we have translated documents from English into Spanish, French, Japanese, Armenian, Punjabi, Gujarati, Russian, Vietnamese and Arabic and vice-versa.
Translation, Interpreting, Transcription & Multi Media Expertise for Over 35 Years
As a key player in language industry, American Language Services commits to provide you with the most exceptional and professional services. AML-Global stands the test of time in providing translation, interpretation, transcription and media services to private industry, government at all levels, educational and non-profit organizations. Our thousands of linguists around the world and teams of dedicated professionals are ready to serve.